Light shines through the eyes,
to reveal the soul within.
Light lifts the spirit,
bringing joy into the heart.
Light fills our life,
when it filters into the day.
May Light and Love fill all your days.
Remember me? Your friendly guide from the Smith Oaks Rookery in High Island, Texas?
That’s me in the photo below; in case you forgot, I’am the very handsome Great Egret.
I wanted to share, with you, a few photos of my neighbors with the funny shaped bill. You might remember me telling you a little about them in my first post.
What are they doing down there?
Even though I am extremely busy here at the Rookery, trying to keep Louise happy, I noticed that Samuel and Rose do a lot of weird things with that big spoon shaped bill!
Man, Samuel is trying to poke her in the mouth!
Hmmmm, now I know exactly what they are up to. Maybe I shouldn’t show you these photos; Samuel might get angry with me. Oh what the heck, he has been angry with me before.
“I’am coming in for a landing!”
While looking back at some photos, I found these of this little Field Sparrow, which I took at South Llano State Park, back in April. They are not sharp photos, but they are amusing to me. The photos above are three in a row and the bird’s expression is one of surprise!
“After practicing my “tree-limb” landing, I decided I needed a bath!”
All but the first and last photo above are in sequence. This little Field Sparrow sure was having a fun day!
Birds sure can be entertaining to watch!
I hope we gave you a chuckle on this Whimsical Wednesday!
I linked to Wild Bird Wednesday at http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com
We have had COLD temperatures the last several days; lows at night getting down into the teens, highs during the day hovering around the low fifties. Rain, hail, wind and snow all during the past few days. Spring?
With the temperatures getting down so low at night (19 degrees), I felt it necessary to try my best to make sure the birds were feed well during the day. We setup several feeding stations, even purchasing a couple of new feeders.
I am tired of the Squirrels, Coons, Deer and Bear getting into my bird feeders! The bears are the worse!
It would be nice if the other wildlife wouldn’t destroy the feeders, while trying to eat. We have been taking the feeders in at night, trying to minimize the damage, but that can be a real pain!
I looked out my kitchen window this morning and there was a rabbit, chowing down on the seed I threw out on the ground. So, I should add rabbits to my list above, but they don’t destroy the feeders. I love all the critters, but just don’t want them destroying our bird feeders.
I found the little feeder above at Wal-Mart. It is perfect for feeding the Orioles Oranges and Grape Jelly. They seem to love it also.
This Oriole feeder is one I purchased last year and I fill it with sugar water and a little of the Oriole orange colored mix, which turns the water an orange color. I also fill a Hummer feeder with the same liquid, which the Orioles seem to enjoy.
The photos below were taken from inside the house through the glass. I can’t seem to sneak up on these guys!
During the last couple of days we have had the following birds visit our yard:
1 – Western Tanager (male)
2 – Black-headed Grosbeaks (male and female)
3 – Lazuli Buntings (several pair)
4 – Morning Doves (several pair)
5 – Eurasian Collared Doves (several pair)
6 -House Finches (several pair)
7 – House Sparrows (several pair)
8 – Robins (several pair)
9 – Blue Jays (a family)
10 -Scrub Jays
11 -Black-capped Chickadees (several pair)
12 – Spotted Towhees
13 – Bullock’s Orioles (several males)
A nice list indeed!
Warmer days are headed our way, I hope!
Why did the baby Alligator cross the road?
To smell the flowers!
Or perhaps, because Mama said so!
I think the baby Alligator crossed the road to smell this Primrose
A Beautiful Heron
long feathers flowing
standing proud and strong
in the glow of evening
A Highly Skilled Hunter
patience is needed
to stand still is to survive
skill is required
I took this photo at Meaher State Park, Alabama